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after negotiations break down between president morsi and judicial officials and people are taking to the streets. >>> lawmakers back to work in the u.s. priority number one, avoiding the fiscal cliff. the left and right are talking compromise. and the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, headed to capitol hill to meet with her most outspoken critics, answer questions about what happened in benghazi. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. "outfront" tonight, egypt on edge. is a new dictatorship on the horizon? tonight, president morsi clarified, but really largely stood by his decision to grant himself sweeping powers. including freedom from judicial review for what he's calling presidential decisions. the announcement was made today after morsi met with members of egypt's judicial body, which has been very critical of his position and u.s. officials who were praising the new leader for his role in negotiating a cease fire between israel and hamas, well now when he took all these powers away from judges, they're in a tough spot. >> have some concerns about the decisions and dec
this cease-fire possible. called egyptian president mahmoud morsi, and benjamin netanyahu. president obama reiterated the united states believes israel has the right to defend itself. also said the united states would take this moment to work towards helping israel to further secure the region. but also talked about the importance of trying to achieve a broader security agreement in the region. and in speaking to egyptian president mahmoud morsi, president obama really thanked him for playing such a pivotal role. the white house saying that is one of the big things that came out of the past several days, alex. that president obama and egyptian president mahmoud morsi spent a lot of time talking on the phone. by some accounts they had six conversations in several details. and through those conversations, president obama and president morsi really strengthened their relationship. there was a question surrounding president morsi in part because of his ties to the muslim brotherhood, and feld morsi was pragmatic and they were on the same page in wanting to broker a cease-fire. that could have
president, mahmoud abbas and then will fly to egypt to speak with president mohamed morsi. that is going to be a very interesting conversation, because, of course, as so many of you are aware, morsi is in a tough situation. many of the people in egypt, obviously, don't support working with israel at all. and within the past hour, there were several explosions in gaza city. let's get straight to our team there. >> obviously, looks like we're having a problem with that shot. we'll be getting there in just a moment. difficult to communicate with them, because of these rockets that have been going off. let's try again. let's go back there to ben. >> here in gaza. there were a few hours of relative quiet. but as we have seen within really the last 15 minutes, an intense attack on a building behind right where i am. it's a complex where we understand there are some government offices, and we understand from other palestinian sources that some of the security personnel who were vacated from other areas, other offices around gaza, may have been working out of that building. so certainly there wa
. >>> and egypt's president mohamed morsi met with top judges this morning. this as violent protests rage in the streets for a third day. is a compromise in the works to solve the political crisis? we have a live report coming up from cairo. >>> and online shopping records are expected to be broken this cyber monday. did you hear this? for the first time some consumers will feel the sting of the ee tax. which states and retails are now taxing online shoppers for the very first time. >>> and join our conversation at twitter. you can find us @tamron hall and @news nation. [ "odd couple" theme plays ] humans -- even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> welcome back. we're following developing news. the one-time prime minister and general abruptly quit this morning. he's known as a leading strategist
mohamed morsi. morsi expanded his powers this week, and that means no one can challenge his decisions. they can't be overturned. that's led to anger among the people and some of the judges. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo this morning. >> reporter: thanks have calmed down considerably in cairo's tahrir square. still demonstrators out in tahrir, especially those who pitched tents overnight but the numbers not as what we saw on friday, friday one of the most intense and violent days of demonstrations that we've seen since mr. morsi, the egyptian president took office back in june. more than 140 people injured throughout egypt, according to the health ministry, in clashes between protesters and police. a little under 40 people injured in kay row. several with gunshot wounds. also, more than 200 people arrested and many on charges of thuggery and destroying public property. those arrested seem to be younger men who are out looking for trouble, but certainly thousands showed up to express what they call as legitimate and serious concern about mr. morsi's decrees that at least for the time bei
is in cairo where she met with president mohamed morsi of egypt who's mediating the discussions. as secretary clinton carries the official white house message there is new attention being paid to the president's strategic options in the region. "the washington post" writes president obama's decision to send his top diplomat on an emergency middle east peace making mission tuesday marked an administration shift to a more active vist role in the region's affairs and offered clues to how he may use the political elbow room afforded by a second term. beyond a cease-fire agreement, the president could try to throw his political clout behind a larger, long-term solution here. so far, no deal has materialized between israel and gaza. also, a bus bombing in tel aviv could push both sides further apart. 19 people were injured, three critically, in what was the first terror attack in israel in four years. police say, however, the incident was not a suicide bombing. joining me now, former assistant secretary of state, p.j. crowley and from tel aviv, nbc news correspondent stephanie gosk. thank you, both
anti-government protesters are spending the night in tahrir square. they are protesting morsi's decree granting himself unchecked political power. earlier today, protesters threw rocks at police who responded with tear gas, we will have more on this story at the bottom of the hour. and an emergency at the u.s. state department today, fire trucks raced to the department headquarters before noon, a flash fire in the duct work of the building forced everyone to evacuate and sent three people in the hospital, construction workers were among the few in the building because it's a holiday weekend. a gas explosion that damaged more than 40 buildings. a camera captured the moment of the blast. mostly emergency workers were injured. they were called to the scene because of reports of the gas smell. they evacuated most of the area an hour before the explosion. superstorm sandy is at $29 billion at cost. governor chris christie said that the final total will only be known after taking into account next summer's tourist season. it was said this that they would ask the federal government for $30 bi
of egypt's muslim brotherhood. the party of egyptian president mohammed morsi as he agrees to new talks about over his controversial decision to grant himself sweeping new powers. steve harrigan is streaming live from care row. what can you tell us. >> details of the offices of the muslim brotherhood. attack happened about 70 miles outside of cairo. one of the regional offices. one person killed in the attack, 60 wounded. here in cairo security forces skirmishes continues you can hear sirens and ambulances as well as tear gas is popped off as several thousand protestors are demonstrating to show their unhappiness. >> gregg: will morsi plan on meeting the judges tomorrow and what will they be talking about? >> as you know the judges across the country have threatened to go out on strike over this power grab by the egyptian president. there has been a meeting scheduled for tomorrow between morrisi and the judges no word of a cancellation. it could be an attempt by the egyptian president to reach out to opponents trying to draw black from the violence that has escalated. what we are waitin
. mohamed morsi under fire for granting himself extraordinary powers. will that affect cease-fire talks between israel and hamas? they're happening in egypt today. >> and $59 billion! retail records broken as americans crowded stores for some competitive shopping over the weekend. and now cyber monday is here. will shoppers be in even more of a spending mood? >> you want to talk about money? a new powerball jackpot. a new record in the cash payout. it's unreal. >> a packed two hours ahead for you this morning. new jersey congressman bill pascrell will be joining us, grover norquist, jamie rubin, dr. hanan ashrawi, will be our guest, peter billingsley from a christmas story, and grinle college hoops star jack taylor. remember him? big game he had the other day. and the one and only tony bennett, monday, november 26th. welcome, everybody, "starting point" this morning. is that a hint of compromise in the air on capitol hill? 35 days left till we reach the fiscal cliff. and a couple of key republicans are now suggesting that they're willing to forego their no tax pledge to try to get a bud
mohamed morsy has announced sweeping new power for himself, ordering egyptian courts not to overturn a decree now issued since he took office. as the crowd gathers there is a growing sense of unease over what may happen next. now, from cairo. >> reporter: demonstrations continue against the egyptian president, mohamed morsy, not the big numbers we saw on friday. but certainly, still a lot of people out here, about 30 tents here, this is an indication that many of these protesters want to be here for a while. it is not clear how long they will stay here. but when you talk to them they seem determined to speak out against mr. morsy's controversial decrees. he is saying that nobody can revise what i say. he is actually throwing the whole system out, totally. >> reporter: meanwhile, big developments in meeting rooms and news conferences, where factions opposed mr. morsy's moves to put pressure on the system. it seemed to weaken the judiciary, by calling for a nationwide judge's strike. also the supreme judicial committee, discussed the attack on the judiciary. they called for a one-milli
this has played out particularly, clearly mohamed morsi playing a pivotal role here. how is egypt calling the shots in terms of the way the palestinians are reacting? >> reporter: well, on the one hand, one needs to remember when it came to trying to mediate deals between these two sides, egypt has always played something of a pretty critical and central role. what has changed now is the dynamics between egypt and israel after the arab spring, and after the fact that hosni mubarak, who was a staunch ally of the west and is no longer in power. and now the egyptians became an entity because of the fact they are led by the muslim brotherhood, became an entity significantly closer to the hamas leadership here in gaza. that really changed a lot of the dynamics and the way we've been seeing things play out on the ground. the dynamics of what is transpiring that led to the cease-fire, we'll have to wait and see if it holds. that is what has changed, most certainly, egypt, given the fact it is a very young government, has at least for now proven itself. in one sense it has passed that critical te
is holding up. >> live in jerusalem, interesting to see president morsi with a power grab on thursday as well. good morning to you, hope you had a good thanksgiving, leland . >> we did on the israel/gaza border and back in jerusalem monitoring the situation. the map of the middle east is changing as president morsi is grabbing more power and his international pres tig is going up after putting himself center stage for israel and hamas. not only prime minister netanyahu and president obama in the united states and secretary secretary clinton who praised him for becoming part of the deal. not everyone in egypt is happy with president morsi. including him grack the power and putting himself above the judiciary among other things is protest in egypt about that not only for the muslim brotherhood but also against him and the muslim brotherhood of the party and now president morsi came out against the treaties with israel and hamas and saying that they need tod continue the islamic jihad movement in order to liberate all occupied territors of israel. things are remarkably calm 41 hours in the cease
of strength from the opposition that spent days blasting egypt he is new president, morsi. he upset just about everybody last week when he decided to give himself broad new powers that say his decisions don't need approval from any court. essentially he's above the law. really no different than a dictator. protests showed their across the country, some of them violent. street fighting this between demonstrators and police. president morsi tried to calm the criticism by promising to reserve his new powers for only the most important decisions. but that didn't appease the protesters. remember, just last week, the united states was publicly praising president morsi when he helped end the conflict between israel and gaza. the white house says president obama has not spoken to his egyptian counterpart since then and today the press secretary jay carney said basically the egyptians need to work this out themselves. there is no evidence that will happen any time soon. right now this enormously influential nation where people forced out of dictator last year again threatens to fall into chaos and inst
will head to cairo where she'll have face-to-face meetings with egyptian president mohamed morsi. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> want to begin with reza sayah, live for us in cairo. she mentioned in her comments that she is on her way to have meetings with the egyptian president, morsi, at the same time, offering any assistance that israel might need. tell me a little bit about the positioning and navigating she has to do in her meeting with mr. morsi. >> soledad, we can report to you that, according to the u.s. embassy here, secretary clinton has arrived here in cairo and she's going to be meeting with egyptian president mohamed morsi very soon. with the violence escalating, the spotlight, the pressure is on secretary clinton and washington. the u.s. seems to be broadening its role. the key role the u.s. is going to play here is with its sway over israel. obviously, israel and washington are best friends. washington has a lot of influence with israe
's why, mohamed morsi issued an order that says the courts may not overturn any of his decisions until the country drafts a new constitution. could give him some unchecked powers for months. morsi also ordered reviles of officials accused in last year's crack down on protesters. >>> new information about the david petraeus investigation. the fbi investigating whether he told his military staff to share documents and other sensitive information with his biographer and mistress paula broadwell. that's according to reports in "the washington post." fbi agents say they found low-level classified information on broadwell's computer. >>> interstate 10 in texas is back open friday after 120 people were hurt in an enormous wreck. take a look at that. about 100 vehicles were involved in a big chain reaction pileup that happened near beaumont. in one of the accidents a man and woman were killed when an 18 wheeler hit them from behind. authorities say dense fog might have been to blame. >>> sad news from the boxing world. doctors say that former champ hector macho camacho is clinically brain dead
by egyptian president mohammed morsi. cnn's reza sayah is reporting from cairo. >> reporter: dana, the demonstrations here in egypt are starting to spread to places outside of cairo. according to the interior ministry. protesters tried to attack the offices of the muslim brotherhood in the northern city. that's when muslim brotherhood supporters fought back. a number of injuries and arrests there, but the heart of the protests are still here in tahrir square. i'm going to step aside to give you a live look at what tahrir square looks like right now. a few thousand people here. they say they're determined to stay here until mr. morsi rescinds his controversial decrees. those are the peaceful protesters, and the arteries leading m tahrir. we've had some clashes. they seem to be teenagers, young men. it's hard to say if they're out here fighting for democracy or they're out here looking for trouble. in the meantime, opposing factions to mr. morsi are mobilizing to add pressure on him. on saturday a judge's group calling for an all-out judges strike, and also a one million man protest
, mohammad morsi. the urgency underscored by the carnage in benghazi. rockets are lobbying back and forth. israeli air attacks killing 27 more palestinians bringing the death toll to 137 just in the last week. >> now a spokesman for hamas sounded cautiously optimistic that a cease-fire could be at hand telling cnn we are close, we are on the edge. cnn has reporters blanketing the region to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of this crisis in gaza. fred pleitgen is in ashkelon, ben wedemans in gaza city. ben wedeman, good morning, set the scene for me. >> reporter: yes, brooke, it was a noisezy night and we saw intense bombardment just behind where i'm standing. that was proceeded by increasing sort of mounting reports that a cease-fire was about to be announced or a period of calm. but it appears that there were problems within the israeli government that prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his foreign minister lieberman didn't see eye to eye with the defense minister who was leaning towards accepting this draft proposal sent by hamas via the egyptian government. so once it was c
article, "new york times," egypt tumult, a rift emerges in morsi's team. morsi, who is part of the muslim brotherhood, they say hey, you know what? we're not going to be involved in the process. we're just going to sit back here. we're going to read our koran. and we're just going to sit back. suddenly they decide we're going to be involved in the process, which is all right. and then we see this weekend, morsi is seizing power that he doesn't have. egypt's about to get really ugly again. >> you know, i think that you see the pushback in the streets. morsi's not going to be able to get away with everything that he wants to get away with. they've turned a corner. >> what's his justification for seizing all of this power illegally? >> hubris. the guy -- he had just helped broker a deal in gaza, and he felt that he had some running room with the americans because he, you know, had essentially done our bidding. >> he's got the president of the united states calling him, the american secretary of state. >> that kind of goes to your head. >> yeah. i'm a big guy. >> you know, you live half your
reporting from the front lines. protesters took to the streets of cairo today after mohamed morsi basically stood by his decision to grant himself sweeping presidential powers and eliminate the judiciary. demonstrators called on morsi to roll back his decree or resign. at least one person died in clashes with police. demonstrators stormed the headquarters of a party backed by morsi's muslim brotherhood. a spokesman said the building was destroyed, dozens of injuries. >>> 213-foot crane caught fire, it partially collapsed. this was on to a university building in sidney today. the crane was carrying 264 gallons of diesel fuel, flames went 32 feet into the air. no one was injured according to the operator lend lease. i wanted to mention that name because it might sound familiar. it is the same company that operated the crane that partially collapsed in new york city during superstorm sandy. the company is still in the process of reviewing that incident. >>> well, for the first time since his arrest two years ago, bradley manning is expected to take the stand in a pretrial hearing this week. no
jim's top courts today suspended their work in protest of president mohamed morsi's decr decree. joining me to talk more about the middle east is ambassador dennis ross, an expert on the region. he was the chief middle east negotiate for president clinton and president bush and served as a special adviser for president obama. he is a mideast analyst. both supporters and opponents are planning more giant protests on friday as well as sad. what's your assessment of the situation and the back and forth between the two sides? >> well, i think what we're seeing is is that this is a new egypt. anybody who thought that president morsi could come in and act like president mubarak and could rule as opposed to govern, there's no doubt that's not the case. there's no doubt he miscalculated. he thought in the aftermath of brokering a ceasefire between israel and hamas, that gave him a new standing internationally, gave him new stature in the region, and it did and he could somehow use that to convert it into new power within egypt himself. what he's finding is in fact the new egypt is an eg
. we'll see what the rest of the industry has to say. but it's giving us a guide. mohamed morsi is to meet to halt violent protests. here's the latest from cairo. >> for a second straight day, egypt stock market has opened in a downward spiral followed by a decree by are morsi that has plunged the country into political turmoil. on the streets for a fifth straight day, there have been clashes between pro morsi supporters and his opponents. here in the capital, one of the victims is being laid to rest after he was killed by security officials. the anger stems from a decree issued on thursday gives morsi powers that are unchecked. he essentially has the authority to legislate and that is not subject to any type of judicial review pl opponents say it amounts to a dinlg at a time tore ship and this is what they fought against two years ago. but supporters say he must take these drastic measures in order to ram home reforms being blocked that have hijacked egypt's judiciary. ross. >> all right. latest from cry row. meanwhile israeli defense minister barack has resigned, a surprise mo
, they are just as worried and angry about what morsi has done. morsi in putting his own will, his own voice above the wall, that he's, in fact, snuffing out the will of the people and all those other voices of egyptians who are not muslim brotherhood. many egyptians were killed down below and up to 11 thour,000, i understand, wounded since the uprising, did that in order that people's voices would be heard and reckoned with and they are angry that his camp is in a very brazen way trying to silence that. morsi's decrees, they say, feel they are a sign of times to come. it r will it be secular or islamic? they fear it's heading towards theorocracy like iran. >> are people harp pending back to mubarak days when things lasted, i don't know, three decades? >> look it, people have known in this country they've known power grabs, military coos, assassinations and nothing but that. so, of course, that's the baseline that they go on. there's a real fear amongst all of those people who are not muslim brotherhood that morsi is going to use their power, at least some would suggest paranoid about it, they are
. tomorrow she will meet with mahmoud ahmadinejad and sit down with egyptian president with mohammed morsi. as the international community pushes for a cease-fire we saw some of the most intense fire yet as hamas continued to launch rockets and israeli forces slammed targets in gaza. they publicly executed six men they accused of being spies for israeli. they were forced to lay on the ground and then they were murdered. one of those bodies were tied to back of motorcycle and dragged through the streets. david lee miller is live in southern israel. >> cease-fire, what cease-fire? in fact if anything is taking place it's been an escalation. today alone militants in gaza fired at least 130 rockets towards israel. one of them landed in a tel aviv suburb. it hit an apartment building but no serious injuries. this was the farthest into israel. also today, there were sirens in jerusalem as it turns out. a rocket there landed outside that city. ironically landing in a palestinian village. throughout the day there was barrage after barrage in southern israel. i talked to one man a volunteer ambulan
-year-old activist, and to voice their opposition to president mohamed morsi and the muslim brotherhood. this ireport showing protesters as they carried the teenager's casket through tahrir square to a cemetery. morsi declared the court cannot overturn decisions he has made since coming into office in june. one opponent says it can only lead to a dictatorship. morsi insists that he is trying to protect egypt's fragile arab spring, revolution, not accumulate unchecked power. >>> and if you're traveling through the northeast today, well, you might be dealing with a little bit of snow. meteorologist alexandra steele is in for rob marciano today. what are we looking at, alexandra? >> hey, good morning to you guys. yeah, we are seeing snow, even in new york city. all the big cities, boston, new york, philadelphia, a little snow. not much in the way of accumulation, really along the big cities and the 95 corridor, but still you'll see it come down. kind of get new the christmas spirit. we do have winter weather advisories and we will see accumulati accumulations. want to show you where. here'
. after a decree by egyptian president mohamed morsi that put his decisions above legal challenge. protesters accusing him of a coup. all eyes of course on egypt, as well as israel and gaza where the cease-fire is still in place. oil prices also saw additional port on the news out of europe, optimism over greece today. west texas intermediate closing above $88 a barrel, up 1% in this short rned session. brent risie ining as well but slightly less than that. >>> nonetheless, energy prices apparently are about to get lower. our next guest is talking 70s on crude for next year. john, why are you so bearish on oil for next year? >> a couple of things. global economy doesn't look all that great for next year particularly in europe. they have a lot to get together, the greece situation. we're also now -- >> it's going to get worse than it is this year. >> yeah. iea, opec itself all looking for demand declines next year in terms of growth. also, two things that bedevilled the brent market this year, troubles out of the north sea, constantly having problems with production. once that come
. certainly, egypt has a hand for mohammed morsi and his disastrous economic policy. but what it has done is taken the nuclear issue off of the table. let's face it, iran has been at war for over 33 years. they conducted another act of war just a week or so ago when they fired an unmanned drone. as usual, we did not come forth to meet the challenge. lou: thank you very much. as you point out, the national media and in this context of the context between israel and hamas, taking note of the president's agenda and the absence of china on this specific event. admiral, we always appreciate talking to you. lou: joining us now is congressman louie gohmert. he was just reelected to a fifth term and he served previously as chief justice. great to have you with us, congressman. >> it's always good to be with you. lou: the speaker making it clear that very positively, potential accommodation if terms are met. that is pretty positive stuff, don't you think? >> well, it is positive. but there is a lot of pressure right now, and of course, the pressure is what can be used. this is the time to be bold.
to president mohamed morsi and the muslim brotherhood. and wondering if they replaced one dictator with another this morning. this ireport showing protesters as they carry the 16-year-old's casket through tahrir square yesterday. intense protests expected again today. morsi declaring egypt's courts cannot overturn decisions he's made since coming into office in june. or over the next six months. one opponent says that can only lead to a dictatorship. morsi has said he's trying to protect egypt's fragile arab spring revolution. he's not trying to accumulate unchecked power. >>> the body of former palestinian leader yasser arafat was exhumed this morning from a mausoleum in the west bank. a team of international scientists will analyze tissue samples in an attempt to determine if he was poisoned to death in 2004 with a radioactive substance. the actual cause of arafat's death was never actually determined. >>> the current head of the palestinian authority travels to the united nations this week for what he hopes will be a vote with a historic outcome. mahmoud abbas, will be present thursday as th
saying it is only temporary. many protestors camp out in tahrir square, they are not leaving until morsy reverses course. >>> china has successfully landed a jet on an aircraft carrier for the first time. it will hold 30 jets but it will be years before it is fully operational. you didn't win the bour ball but no one else did either. so the next jackpot is $425 million. good luck. those are the top stories this hour. let's get back to "thn presents. >>> you want to resolve this as much or more so than you do. >> reporter: after promising federal negotiators that he would lead his followers out, david koresh says god told him not to. >> my god told me to wait and that's all i'm doing. >> reporter: koresh also has an earthly concern, being raped in prison if he surrenders. >> hopefully, if i'm notorious they won't but me with no bubbas, huh? there's a lot of bubbas that want to molest you if they think you molest children. >> reporter: feeling duped, the fbi commander orders the armored personnel carriers closer to the building to tighten the noose. but it only seems to antagonize koresh.
today over the decree giving new powers to morsi. ayman is live in cairo with the latest. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. tens of thousands of protestors have gathered in tahrir square. many of them saying and singing the same songs and chants in the revolution. they changed the name from mubarak to morsi. the demands are the same. many people behind me today have been galvanized by the degree cree of morsi that gave him sweeping powers, including those to legislate without judicial review. it's not just about the decree. they're disappointed with the pace of reform. they're disappointed with the new constitutional assembly writing a constitution. they say it's not pluralistic and does not represent all of egyptians, and more importantly they're angered by the police force in egypt still using the same brutal tactics they used under mubarak. there have been no reforms and no convictions of officers that killed protestors. they're coming out in large numbers behind me. that has galvanized them and even unifying them politically. president morsi and his muslim brotherhood enjoy
that the new president of egypt, mohammed morsi who played a key role in this whole standoff, this conflict that he will be a force for peace in the future, gregg. >> gregg: so far so good. what about the president's second term if the cease-fire does not hold? >> violence in the middle east, a threat of a war could easily evaporate a lot of presidential time or take up a lot of his time and energy and bottom line, if there is a threat of violence in the middle east once again. it could easily derail part of his second term agenda. a former bush white house advisor says like it or not, it is part of the job. >> the president has the responsibility for foreign policy. so, certainly, all eyes are on him and his administration to see what our reaction will be in keeping with our principles that israel is our closest ally in the region. and standing up for their defense. >> bottom line, when there is trouble in the middle east, folks tend to look here to the white house. and there are many examples in the course of history of events overtaking the plans of a white house team. gregg. >> gregg: o
president mohammed morsi stood by his decision to essentially give himself complete control over egypt. he says it's only temporary. you may recall last week he issued several decrees. including an order that all decisions he makes are final. and one that states no legislature and no court can overturny law that he makes. if that sounds like a dictatorship to you, it does to these people, too. they are pro-democracy protesters who have responded to days of clashes that have led to one death and hundreds of injuries. all of this less than two years after a popular uprising ousted hosni mubarak. the white house has not spoken with the ejimtion counter part since his power grab but they are keeping a close eye on the situation. >> we have raised concerns. i think the state department put out a statement on this or new one addressed it in a briefing. i think the state department might have more information for you on, you know, specifically how we have communicated those concerns. but, you know, our interest is in the process, the transition towards democracy. >> shepard: also today secretary
, another protest is planned for tomorrow. many are angry with president morsi's attempts to get additional powers. and planning to finish his current term, ehud barak will not seek re-election in january. back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." anti-tax crusader grover norquist has been called the most powerful man in washington, but is his influence on the wane? >> i'm not obligated on the pledge. made tennesseans aware, i was just elected, the only thing i'm honoring is the oath i take when i'm sworn in this january. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid becoming greece, and republicans should put revenue on the table. i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country, only if democrats will do entitlement reform. >> a pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago is for that congress. for instance, if i were in congress in 1941, i would have signed the -- supported a declaration of war against japan. i'm not going to attack japan today. the world has changed. >> that's a hell of a comparison.
because morsi hails from the brotherhood, a political cousin to hamas. we are joined from cairo. how are egyptians feeling about this cease-fire this morning? >> reporter: well, if you're the leadership of the muslim brotherhood in cairo you're patting yourself on the back today because they really came out looking very favorably in the international community throughout this process. this is a big test for egypt's government led now but the muslim brotherhood. a talk show host had a lot of concern. would this be a movement that would take up arms? would this be a movement that would give material support for hamas. it turns out that those fears, the way things stand right now turned out to be groundless. it looks like this is a government that's approached this very even handedly to keep their peace treaty and their economic alliances with washington and western capitals. in the end it doesn't look like this is a government that wanted to be seen as radical in the community. >>> back at home u.s. ambassador susan rice is speaking out about those talking points that she delivered on
, is completely unreasonable. and i think he is handling it well and that he's focused on egypt. egypt is -- morsi is the lynchpen here. if there's any stabilization between israel and hamas over the next several weeks, egypt is going to have to enforce it because the hamas and the islamic jihad and others in gaza are trying to get weapons and those weapons are often supplied through egypt and morsi has got to make a decision here. is he going to be the muslim brotherhood ideology or going to be practical. if he's going to be practical he has to enforce this border. if not, dr. brzezinski, any deal they reach will be torn up within a couple weeks once the rockets start launching. >> dr. brzezinski? >> i think that's almost comical because that's really just taking one-sided issue -- >> dan, i told you that. >> stunning. >> stunning -- >> focusing -- >> hold on. that's my label. don't take my label. >> stunningly superficial. >> that's my label. >> you're comical. >> we can take our show -- >> almost comical. >> almost. >> i'm sorry. go ahead, dr. brzezinski. >> if we are expecting the egyptians to
and the crazy news out of eyipt. mohamed morsi, one of the most fascinating world figures. one day i helps negotiate a cease-fire and the next doe layers himself a unilateral dictator. we are going to dive deep and look at the outcome and the winners from losers from the gaza situation and we will be talking about susan rice an the future of foreign policy. >>> coming up next, melissa mayor ris perry. wi what will the first lady do with her second term? that and the definition of family when melissa harris perry ges gets going next. we'll see you right here tomorrow at 8:00. thanks for getting up. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores.
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